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Namasangiti is one of the important manifestations of Manjushree, the embodiment of wisdom of all the Buddhas. It is said that Namasangiti Manjushree was already enlightened countless aeons ago. During Shakyamuni’s time he appeared himself as one of his eight chief bodhisattva disciples. Countless Buddhas of ten direction have been his disciples. Therefore he was called Adi-Buddha Manjushree. Namasangiti text has more than eight hundred words of deep spiritual significance describing this deity.

In the usual form, Namasangiti had one head and twelve arms. Namasangiti Manjushree is seated with dhyanamudra. Namasangiti Manjushree wears all the bodhisattva ornaments typical of Sambhogakaya aspects. He has Ushnisa in his head and wears a crown. His uppermost arms above his head are in the uttarabodhi mudra i.e two hands folded to form a prostration attitude. His other two hands at the breast level are in dharmacakra or (abhaya mudra?). Two other hands are in tarpana mudra i.e about to offer water from the alms bowl. Two hands hold an alms bowl kept in the lap. Two hands at the shoulder level hold sword and scripture on a lotus and the other two hands hold bow and arrow. This form of Namasangiti is very popular in Kathmandu valley.

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